Prayer Time …

As we build this community prayer platform, we ask the Lord to listen to our petitions with full confidence they not only are heard but acted upon by God according to His holy will. These requests are on my prayer list and I hope you consider putting them on yours as you place your petitions before the Lord Sunday.

Let’s remember to approach the throne room and respond with faith and not fear, knowing the promises of God and His mighty hand will hold us through any situation! Sometimes, all it takes is just one prayer to change everything. Something extraordinary happens when two or more agree together in prayer.

What is one of the most important things we should do as Christians? Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints (Ephesians 6:18).

I will ask for prayers as I seek discernment. This weekend I will be preaching in Howland, ME. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Dave was in a bad accident. He suffered a concussion, broken clavicle, and some cracked ribs. Car was totaled. He needs prayers.

Tara is seeking prayers for guidance. A parish made up of seven churches are voting Sunday (Feb. 23) on a call for her.

Andrew continues to struggle. He is having a tough time breathing and has lost his voice.  Tough times for a tough guy. Prayers – and a sense of humor –are keeping him afloat.

Barb’s friends are facing a long term medical issue and need hope and support. Prayer is the most positive avenue.

Prayers asked for Jake, a 10 year old boy . He is hospitalized in ICU with the flu and pneumonia. And is not doing well.

Sunday, Olivia was rushed to ER because her face and neck were swelling. Doctors was concerned, ordered a CT scan, and discovered a very large mass behind her sternum that was wrapped around her trachea. The mass is cancerous. She needs prayers!

Scott has been coughing incessantly, so he went to the doctor and found out he has pneumonia in his right lung. They gave him a shot and ordered antibiotics.

Felicia is going into the hospital Tuesday (Feb.  25) for surgery and is asking us to keep her in your prayers.

Nathaly feels like giving up …  but wants to get up.. Prayers are appreciated.

Neal  has a blood clot in his leg that has required him to be moved to a more equipped hospital. Prayers requested.

Krystina  was rushed last week to the ER when her oxygen saturation rate dropped into 80th percentile.  She was intubated, but her condition worsened with frequent breathing and anxiety attacks. She did undergo a four-plus hour biopsy and surgery successfully. Now awaiting results. Prayers needed.

Irma was starting to recover from her third hip surgery when she started bleeding and developed hematoma. Doctors stopped her blood thinner meds and in one day she developed  blood clots to ghe lung resulting in an emergency surgery. She is currently on a respirator until she wakes up. Prayers needed.

There were a host of unspoken prayer requests and we heard of a number of deaths this week. Prayers for their families as they go through this earthly trial. We grieve … heaven rejoices.

We come to You, Lord, because prayer is the least yet the greatest thing we can do for each other. When two or more are gathered in Your name, we confidently know You are with us. What better company can we have? You reign and we trust You! We may be broken and battered but know You heal and quiet the soul. You are the source for all that happens in our lives. We thank You for the progress being made. We thank You for the many blessings we have received this week — some we unfortunately didn’t notice. Nonetheless, those blessings are ever-present in our lives. We thank You for healing. We thank You for slowing us down. We thank You for providing us our daily needs — no more and no less. We thank You for being with us, listening to us, walking with us on this journey. We thank You for the support of our family and friends … for seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary — sunrises, sunsets, flowers, kids laughing, adventures, good news amid the bad news. We know we can come to You with our concerns and they will be heard. Through Christ all things are possible. We lift up those family members and friends who are battling various physical, emotional, financial, career or spiritual issues and ask not for Your guidance and healing (although that would be welcomed) but to keep reminding us we are not alone in our battles. Specifically we lift up Joe, Dave, Tara, Andrew, Barb’s friend, Jake, Olivia, Scott, Felicia, Nathaly,  Neal, Krystina, Irma, and all those needing Your healing and guiding touch. We pray for the families of all those You have called home.. We grieve … You celebrate. We pray for obedience to Your Will so Your “Son” Light shines through us through the power of the Spirit. And we come to You through the confidence of the words taught by Your Son Jesus. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Keep your joys and concerns coming. They have been and will be included during my prayer time and I trust they will be on your lips as well as you approach the altar. All it takes is a couple of keystrokes under the “Contact Me” button on the top bar {or to the right if you’re not a follower yet}. I hope it becomes your best friend as you navigate around the site so we can all be viable prayer warriors. You can also comment or reach me at wisdomfromafather@gmail.com.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night. — George Herbert

About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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